Summer Singers of Atlanta

William Baker, DMA, Music Director and Conductor
Lynn Swanson, Executive Assistant Music Director
Scott Smith, Choral Administrator, Music Associate
Leanne Elmer Herrmann, Organist and Accompanist

Fran Josef Haydn


English Translation by Robert Shaw
Performed with the Orchestra of the American Heartland
Membership Registration for the 2015 26th Summer Singers of Atlanta will open March 1, 2015.

Enjoy the following excerpt from a recent Summer Singers of Atlanta performance.

Beethoven’s Mass in C: Gloria

The Summer Singers of Atlanta was formed in 1990 as one of the earliest projects of the William Baker Choral Foundation. The first chorus registered 95 singers, and interest has grown steadily over the years to a high of 177 registrants for the 2007 Summer Singers’ performance of Mozart’s REQUIEM. In its first quarter-century, the Summer Singers has performed a strong representation of choral/orchestral masterworks. Highlights have included Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 and Mass in C, Haydn: The Creation, Te Deum and Lord Nelson Mass, Mozart: Requiem, Coronation Mass, Solemn Vespers, Great Mass in C minor and Regina Coeli, Handel’s Coronation Anthems and Messiah excerpts, Brahms Liebeslieder Valzer and Ein deutsches Requiem, Vivaldi Gloria and Beatus Vir, along with dozens of other masterworks.  During the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, the Summer Singers performed a concert of international works that featured 12 different languages.

The Summer Singers is a concept that has been so successful that it has been imitated both in Atlanta and in other cities across the nation. Yet, the Summer Singers holds the distinction of Atlanta’s original summer chorus. Including the Summer Singers of Atlanta, the Choral Foundation now sponsors five summer choruses with additional ensembles in Kansas City, Lee’s Summit, MO, Cartersville, GA and Smyrna, GA.

The 2015 Summer Singers of Atlanta will join with distinguished guest soloists and the Orchestra of the American Heartland in Haydn’s THE CREATION, utilizing a delightful English translation by the late Robert Shaw.
NO AUDITION is required for membership in the Summer Singers of Atlanta, but music reading ability is a must. Choral experience is highly recommended. All adults and mature youth are invited to participate. (Youth under 16 may participate only if a parent of guardian is also a registered member of the Summer Singers.)
Please tell your singing friends about the Summer Singers.  Questions?  Call 404-909-8357 or email